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Which version do you prefer, An Affair to Remember or Love Affair?


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#1 TopBilled

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 04:21 PM

The 1939 version is much better in my opinion, because we have the wonderful Madame Ouspenskaya during the middle section of the film. And I think Irene plays the character's malady a bit more sincerely than Deborah does.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:17 PM

This is an interesting question and I wonder if the fact that one is in black and white and the other in color and widescreen has any bearing. I watched them back-to-back one time and I have to admit that "An Affair to Remember" seemed a little bloated to me after seeing the original, even though I was familiar with that one first and only saw the Dunne-Boyer version many years after. Maybe something about the character of Nicky too. For all Cary Grant's charm, the fact that the character was still so unformed so late in life may have worked against him. Boyer seemed younger, though I have no idea right now of their relative ages when they played the parts. I think I tend to agree with the OP that the 1939 version has the edge, but I will always love both of them.

 

I agree with your take here.   The Grant\Kerr version doesn't have as much charm as the Boyer\Dunne one IMO.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

This is an interesting question and I wonder if the fact that one is in black and white and the other in color and widescreen has any bearing. I watched them back-to-back one time and I have to admit that "An Affair to Remember" seemed a little bloated to me after seeing the original, even though I was familiar with that one first and only saw the Dunne-Boyer version many years after. Maybe something about the character of Nicky too. For all Cary Grant's charm, the fact that the character was still so unformed so late in life may have worked against him. Boyer seemed younger, though I have no idea right now of their relative ages when they played the parts. I think I tend to agree with the OP that the 1939 version has the edge, but I will always love both of them.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:53 PM

I have to go with Affair To Remember. Beatty just doesn't do anything for me.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:42 AM

I'll go with the Grant-Kerr version. Didn't the real-life couple, Beatty-Benning, do one too?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:26 AM

If you have ever watched Love Affair and An Affair to Remember , you would have noticed that they are strikingly similar, even the characters' preference for pink champagne. I personally love Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne's performance in Love Affair as compared to Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr's performance in An Affair to Remember. However, my friends seem to hold a different view.

In your opinion, which movie is better? Which leading lady do you think nailed her role the best?
-Thanks, and happy watching!




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